Toxics Cleanup Program Funding Opportunity:

Safe Drinking Water Action Grants

These grants help local governments, or local governments applying on behalf of a purveyor, provide safe drinking water to areas contaminated by, or threatened by contamination from, hazardous waste sites. The 2013 legislation does not impact these grants.


Current Funding Cycle
For the 2013-2015 fiscal biennium, the Legislature appropriated $62,537,000 for the Remedial Action Grants and Loans Program. Based on lack of demand, Ecology did not allocate any funds for these grants. Additional funds may become available during the biennium. If you have a project that needs funding, contact the applicable regional section manager identified below.
Applications Accepted Who’s Eligible Eligible Project Activities Match Grant Limit
Within 60 days of effective date of order or decree. Otherwise, at any time. 
Local governments that are purveyors or applying on behalf of a purveyor 
  • Water supply source development and replacement, including pumping and storage facilities, source meters, and reasonable appurtenances.
  • Transmission lines between major system components, including inter-ties with other water systems.
  • Treatment equipment and facilities.
  • Distribution lines from major system components to system customers or service connections.
  • Bottled water, as an interim action.
  • Fire hydrants and service meters.
  • Project inspection, engineering, and administration.
  • Individual service connections, including any fees and charges, provided that property owners substantially participate in financing the cost of such connections.
  • Drinking water well abandonment for wells identified by the department as an environmental safety or health hazard and decommissioned in accordance with WAC 173-160-381.
  • Interim financing if necessary as a prerequisite to local government issuance of revenue bonds.
  • Other costs identified by the department of health as necessary to provide a system that operates in compliance with federal and state standards, or by the coordinated water system plan as necessary to meet required standards.
  • Other costs identified by the department as necessary to protect a public water system from contamination from a hazardous waste site or to determine the source of such contamination.
None* None

* Ecology may fund less than 100% of eligible project costs.

Financial Managers

Manager Counties Covered
Lydia Lindwall
Phone: (360) 407-6210
Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Island, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom, Yakima
Dan Koroma
Phone:  (360) 407-7187
Adams, Asotin, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, Skamania, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Walla Walla, Wahkiakum, Whitman

Regional Contacts – Section Managers

Region Site Hazard Assessment Coordinator
Headquarters Barry Rogowski
(360) 407-7226
Northwest Regional Office Bob Warren
(425) 649-7054
Southwest Regional Office Rebecca Lawson
Central Regional Office Valerie Bound
(509) 454-7886
Eastern Regional Office Kathy Falconer
(509) 329-3568